Rob Holding endured a dreadful north London derby as he gave Tottenham a penalty before being sent off to leave Arsenal in disarray.

The defender was guilty of playing the occasion rather than the game as his obsession for Hueng-min Son resulted in him being sent for an early bath.

Holding was in a battle with Son

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Holding was in a battle with Son

But has lost it resoundingly having received two yellow cards inside the opening 33 minutes

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But has lost it resoundingly having received two yellow cards inside the opening 33 minutes

The first was brandished after he deliberately held Spurs’ South Korean star back on the attack. And on 33 minutes he received his second yellow for a deliberate barge on Son.

In between that, Tottenham were given a penalty after Cedric Soares tripped Son over in the box. Harry Kane scored the resulting spot-kick.

talkSPORT’s Ian Abrahams labelled Holding ‘stupid’ and ‘idiotic’ when describing the second yellow card.

Meanwhile, Gary Neville said: “It’s madness from Holding. He’s been erractic, he’s lacked composure, and he’s off.

“Son played Holding like a little boy.”

Spurs are firmly in charge of the derby with Kane adding another moments after Holding was given his marching orders before Son made it 3-0 in the opening moments of the second half.

Rob Holding’s north London derby nightmare

*Source: Statman Dave

Minutes played: 33

Ground duels won: 1/5

Fouls committed: 4

Clearances: 0

Blocks: 0

Red cards: 1

Two first-half goals from Kane put Spurs 2-0 up at half time

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Two first-half goals from Kane put Spurs 2-0 up at half time

And Son’s strike early in the second half has set Spurs on course for victory

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And Son’s strike early in the second half has set Spurs on course for victory

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